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Black Oxford Scionwood
Black Oxford Scionwood Apple Scionwood This is a twig for grafting. Winter. This outstanding apple, a favorite long ago around much of Maine, has been making a huge comeback in the last 20 years. Our best seller until Honeycrisp came along. Medium-sized round fruit, deep purple with a blackish bloom. From a distance you might think you’d discovered a huge plum tree. Excellent pies, superb late cider. Leave the skins on for a delightful pink sauce. Best eating late December to March. They get sweeter and sweeter as the months go by. Good cooking until early summer. Some insect and disease resistance. Unusual light pink blooms, early midseason. Malus. Unknown parentage. Paris, Oxford County, ME, about 1790. Z4-5.
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L814A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
early shipment; order deadline has passed
L814B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
early shipment; order deadline has passed
Item Discounted
Price
L814A: 8" scionwood stick, 1 for $5.00
early shipment; order deadline has passed
L814B: scionwood by the foot (10' minimum), 1 for $4.50
early shipment; order deadline has passed
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Additional Information

Scionwood

We offer scionwood (twigs for grafting) from a wide selection of fruit trees. The deadline for ordering scionwood is February 17, 2017, for shipment around March 16. Rootstocks can be sent with your scionwood order.

We sell scions (scionwood) in two ways.
For those grafting up to 3 or 4 trees of a variety, one 8" stick will suffice. Each single 8" stick comes with a small paper ID label. This is how most of our customers purchase scionwood.
For commercial orchardists and others grafting large numbers of trees of a particular variety, we also offer scionwood by the foot (minimum order of 10 feet). In our own nursery work, we are usually able to graft about 6 or 8 trees from one foot of scionwood.
You can graft right away or store it for later use. Stored properly, it will keep quite well for several weeks.

Scions are not trees!
Scions are twigs, not trees. They have no roots and will not grow if you plant them. They are cuttings from branch tips collected in the winter to be grafted in the spring.
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